Jacob Sullum in Forbes: The President Forgets to Lie About Marijuana, and Prohibitionists Are Outraged

Prohibitionists were outraged by President
Obama’s recent observation that marijuana is safer than
alcohol—not because it is not true, says Jacob Sullum, but because
it contradicts the central myth underlying public support for the
war on drugs. According to that myth, Sullum writes in
Forbes, certain psychoactive substances are so dangerous
that they cannot be tolerated, and the government has
scientifically identified them. In reality, he says, the
distinctions drawn by our drug laws are arbitrary, and
marijuana is the clearest illustration of that fact.

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